Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body and is a hydrating component of the skin. As we age, our skin loses HA, which results in a loss of structure and volume. Restylane® is an HA product that is formulated to emulate and act like your skin’s naturally occurring HA. When properly injected can help improve the appearance of lines and folds for up to 8 months.
As we age, lips lose volume and shape, as well as develop vertical lip lines around the mouth. Restylane® Silk is a hyaluronic acid product from the Restylane® family of products designed to smooth those fine lines around the mouth and for lip augmentation, with results lasting up to 6 months.
During the aging process, the fat that lies naturally beneath the skin begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging, deeper wrinkles and volume loss. Restylane® Lyft, an hyaluronic acid product formerly known as Perlane, can be used to augment the cheeks and correct mid-face contour deficiencies with results lasting up to 12 months.
During the aging process, sagging of the subcutaneous fat in the upper face and loss of facial volume results in accentuation of the lines running from the side of the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds) Restylane® Refyne, considered the next generation hyaluronic acid facial filler, is the newest member of the Restylane® family of products in the USA. This product has been used in Europe under the name of Emervel since 2010 with more than a million treatments worldwide.
Restylane® Refyne uses the patented XpresHAn Technology™ to soften lines around the mouth while still allowing for natural motion and look during facial expression. (with results lasting up to 12 months)
As we age, the lines that run from the sides of the nose toward the mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines from the corner of the mouth down to the chin (marionette lines) become more pronounced as the skin loses volume and elasticity.
Restylane® Defyne is a new hyaluronic acid product using XpresHAn Technology™ to improve the appearance of those lines while maintaining a natural look during facial expression (with results lasting up to 12 months).
As we age, lips lose volume and shape, as well as develop
vertical lip lines around the mouth. Juvederm® Volbella is the newest member of the Juvederm® family of hyaluronic acid fillers used to correct those fine vertical lip lines and for lip augmentation (with results lasting up to 12 months)
As we age, and collagen breaks down in the skin, the repetitive motions of the upper face cause creases in the skin that become visible even at rest. These lines are apparent in the forehead, between the eyes “11”, and around the eyes as “crow’s feet” In order to improve the appearance of these lines, it is necessary to inhibit the facial movements that caused them in the first place.
Dysport® is the neuromuscular blocker brought to us by Galderma, a leading independent specialty pharmaceutical company in the United States focusing primarily on the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions (and the maker of Restylane®).The effects last up to 4 months.
The microcannula technique, when appropriate, is a novel way of administering dermal fillers and using a blunt tipped flexible cannula which gets inserted through a small entry point for each facial area being treated. When using a sharp needle instead, each facial area being treated with filler requires multiple needle sticks and puncture sites. This increases the possibility of bruising and penetrating an underlying blood vessel with the sharp tip of a needle. The microcannula technique is thus safer and more comfortable for patients undergoing treatment with facial fillers.